The Human Rights Institute Seeks Research Assistants and Interns for Summer 2018
Research Assistants are sought for work on the following scholarly research projects:
- International human rights and international humanitarian law--focused on civilian casualties, the proportionality rule, and mental injuries. (Working with professor Sarah Knuckey and HRI Project Director Alex Moorehead; this position is paid).
- Domestic human rights accountability in the United States, focusing on (a) advocating for access to sanitation and (b) strategies to advance racial justice, with the purpose of informing the Institute's development of advocacy materials and resources for human rights lawyers. (Working with HRI Project Director JoAnn Kamuf Ward; this position is for credit/pro bono hours)
- Mapping out positions and actions of policymakers and advocacy by the human rights community on Burundi and South Sudan since 2015 and 2016 respectively. (Working with Sarah Jackson, HRI Practitioner-in-Residence and Amnesty International's Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn, and the Great Lakes; this position is paid, will take approximately 30 hours, and can be completed by mid-July remotely.
To apply, please send an email setting out which of the projects you are interested in and why, describing your commitment to social justice, and include your CV. All CLS students, including 1Ls and LLMs are encouraged to apply. Please submit your application by May 25, 2018 to [email protected], with the subject line “Research Assistant Vacancy.”